Canton, CT
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Canton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 10,330 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Canton is the 95th largest community in Connecticut.

Housing costs in Canton are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Connecticut.

Canton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.85% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Canton is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Canton who work in management occupations (15.83%), office and administrative support (11.25%), and sales jobs (9.20%).

Also of interest is that Canton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.35% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Canton is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Canton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Canton perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Canton is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 49.25% of adults in Canton have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Canton in 2010 was $48,460, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $193,840 for a family of four.

The people who call Canton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Canton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Canton include Irish, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Canton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

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